1(by surprise)to catch / take sb unawares — agarrar a algn desprevenido / por sorpresa
- Waiting for the train, she glances surreptitiously through the commuters at the lovely young thing walking down the platform unawares.
- On the off chance that my jokes are so old that a whole new virgin generation has sprung up unawares, here are a couple of sillier ones.
- But don't be so busy grizzling that this week sneaks up on you unawares - and gives you a whole lot more to complain about.
- We have an idea of how something will happen, good or bad, that for a few brief moments things will go our way, then something will jump up unawares and throw things off course.
- We do not express our needs clearly and concisely and end up with situations to which we have contributed unawares.
- And if a nasty little new variant leaps out of the Fujiaan province of China to catch the experts unawares I'm not going to blame them.
- The soup inside the shengjian mantou can be quite hot and those who dive in unawares can expect to burn their tastebuds something fierce.
- To be sure, Dan Rather's half-hour broadcasts venture unawares into the realm of outsider art.
- He is like the hapless pedestrian about to turn unawares face first into an expertly placed custard pie.
- Materialism traps us, unawares, in a world of possessions hag-ridden by irrational fears of likely loss and lurking dangers.